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Explanation Each picture has a designated letter, connecting all the pictures with letters will spell out MCGRATH
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2.
Which of the following scrambled words does not belong?
A.
Najrauy
B.
Ebermptse
C.
Deesdawny
D.
Utugas
Correct Answer
C. Deesdawny
Explanation The correct answer is C, "Wednesday", which is a day. A, B, and D are January, September and August, which are months.
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3.
What two letter sequence comes next?
ACBOCMDMEUFNGIHSI
A.
MJ
B.
JK
C.
XF
D.
BH
E.
FX
Correct Answer
A. MJ
Explanation The answer is A. The sequence is letters of the alphabet alternating with letters spelling the word "Communism".
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4.
Joe is a cashier at a store that sells vegetables. At his store, carrots cost $1.50, broccoli costs $2.00, and celery costs $2.50.Joe begins the day with exactly twenty quarters in his cash register and nothing else.Mary comes to the store and buys two carrots with a five dollar bill and receives change in quarters. Jane comes to the store and buys one broccoli and one celery and pays with exactly the correct amount of dimes. Bill comes to the store and returns four broccoli from the day before, Joe gives him his money back as the five dollar bill and quarters.How many coins does Joe have in his cash register now?
A.
20
B.
45
C.
61
D.
82
E.
There is not enough information provided to answer.
Correct Answer
B. 45
Explanation After giving eight quarters as change for five dollars, Joe has 12 coins. He then receives 45 dimes for broccoli and celery, giving him 57 total. He then gives back twelve quarters to Bill, resulting in 45 coins, or B.
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5.
What two letters are missing in this image?
A.
N and P
B.
D and D
C.
Z and B
D.
F and S
E.
V and T
Correct Answer
E. V and T
Explanation It is (E), V and T. When read counterclockwise, the circle spells "FAVORITE"
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6.
What describes the following scrambled word?emgyran
A.
A Country
B.
A President
C.
An Animal
D.
A Food
E.
A State
Correct Answer
A. A Country
Explanation The answer is A, Germany.
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7.
What number, substituted for ?, completes the sequence?84 8 10817 10 4795 ? 110
A.
20
B.
16
C.
56
D.
5
E.
33
Correct Answer
D. 5
Explanation The answer is 5. The sequence is the first number plus three times the second number equals the third number.
84+3(8)=108
17+3(10)=47
95+3(5)=110
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8.
Two friends are standing back to back. They both take three steps forward, turn right, and take four more steps. If each of their steps is a foot, how many feet apart are the friends?
A.
6
B.
7
C.
10
D.
14
E.
There is not enough information given.
Correct Answer
C. 10
Explanation The answer is ten. By using the Pythagorean theorem, one can make a triangle that finds the diagonal distance of the two friends.
((3+3)^2) + ((4+4)^2) = 6^2 + 8^2 = 36+64 = 100
square root of 100 is 10
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9.
Joe, who is twelve, is three times the age of his brother. How old will his brother be when Joe is twice the age of his brother?
A.
8
B.
16
C.
20
D.
24
E.
6
Correct Answer
A. 8
Explanation The answer is 8. Because his brother is 4 years old, there is an eight year age difference. When Joe is 16, his brother will be 8, which is half.
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10.
Place the four-letter word that will
form two new words at the end of the first and beginning of the second word
listed.
OVER____STROKE
Correct Answer heat Heat HEAT
Explanation Adding heat in the blank spells out Overheat and Heatstroke, two new words.
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11.
A week after three days before the day after yesterday is Christmas. What day of the month is it today?
Correct Answer 21st 21
Explanation The date given is Christmas which is always the 25th. Saying a week after means Christmas is 7 days away, so subtract 7 from 25 and get the 18th. Then 3 days before means adding on 3 days to the date and the day after yesterday just cancels out. You go from the 18th to the 21st.
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12.
Find the odd man out.
A.
Tiacnlta
B.
Iacpifc
C.
Ohnur
D.
Dainni
Correct Answer
C. Ohnur
Explanation A is atlantic
B is pacific
C is huron
D is indian
A, B, and D are all oceans and C is a great lake.
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13.
Fill in the missing number28 39 4617 28 356 17 ?
Correct Answer 24
Explanation Going down the columns, you subtract 1 from each digit. So for 35, take one away from 3 and 5 respectively and get 24.
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14.
Insert the missing number
CAT=21
ACT=21
ZEBRA=47
GENIUS=?
A.
6
B.
58
C.
69
D.
96
E.
75
Correct Answer
C. 69
Explanation All the letters are assigned a number according to their place in the alphabet, for example, A=1 and Z=26.
The rule is to add the value of each letter and subtract by the total number of letters that make up the word.
So for CAT you would add 3+1+20=24 then subtract by 3.
Then for GENIUS, you add 7+5+14+9+21+19=75 and subtract by 6 letters to get 69.
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15.
What is the next picture in the sequence?
A.
A
B.
B
C.
C
D.
D
Correct Answer
C. C
Explanation The answer is C. The shaded square is moving one horizontally and one vertically for each letter, and wraps around the top from the bottom. The T shape is also moving one horizontally and one vertically as well as rotating.
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16.
Insert the missing number.234 (100) 66754 ( ) 116
Correct Answer 290
Explanation Add the first and second numbers and divide by 3.
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17.
Insert the missing word RACE (REAP) GAPE BEAR (____) SAND
Correct Answer BRAN bran Bran
Explanation Take the first and last letter of the first word and add it with the middle letters of the second word to compose the new word. B and R from BEAR + A and N from SAND spell out BRAN
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18.
What completes the sequence?
A.
A
B.
B
C.
C
D.
D
Correct Answer
C. C
Explanation Each vertical column has one outer circle, triangle and square, as well as an inner circle, triangle and square. There is one black, one gray and one white inner shape as well.
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19.
Unscramble the following word:setjuic
Correct Answer justice Justice
Explanation The unscrambled word "setjuic" is "justice". "Justice" refers to the concept of fairness, impartiality, and the upholding of what is morally right. It can also refer to the legal system or the quality of being just. Both "justice" and "Justice" are correct answers as they represent the same word.
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20.
Fill in the blank with the appropriate four letter word that forms two new words at the end of the first and the beginning of the second.MINCE____HEAD
Correct Answer Meat meat
Explanation The word "meat" can be placed at the end of "mince" to form the word "mincemeat", and it can also be placed at the beginning of "head" to form the word "meathead". Therefore, "meat" is the appropriate four-letter word that forms two new words at the end of the first and the beginning of the second.
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